Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Yami Café in Porto Alegre, Brazil by Kali Arquitetura
November 17th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Kali Arquitetura
An old house in Porto Alegre has given space to a charming coffee shop inspired in japanese and scandinavian architecture. The structure technical requirements has limited the design since it could not be modified.
In addition, the deadline was fairly tight. The challenge was to transform thatresidencial space into a coffee shop designed in simple and objective lines with clean shapes, colours and composition.
The coffee shop was divided in three spaces: At the entrance, the deck with a share table gives an informal atmosphere that allows great contact with outside and the street landscape. The salient features of the main lounge are the pine panels that, through a strip around the tables transforms into the main volume: the counter and the showcase. At the back, the second lounge keeps the idea of the panels, priorizing large tables, then often used for events and meetings. The existing walls had created recesses that provided more privacy to the ambient.
The space has as marking colour the yellow by and also posters that illustrate Aeropress championships – method to extract coffee- around the world. The tables designed by the office are a good combination with the famous UMA Oppa’s chair.
The language of the project, developed alongside the creation of the brand’s visual identity, allowed a final result in harmony with the products of the coffee shop and the minimalist tone in all details.
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